Governor Quinn Names New Chair for Illinois Board of Higher Education – Lindsay Anderson to Succeed Carrie Hightman
Written on Jun 15, 2013 | by Imogen Fahey
CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced that Lindsay Anderson, a senior advisor for his administration, will succeed Carrie Hightman as chair of the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE). Anderson brings extensive legal and governmental experience, including the coordination and oversight of legislative agendas for state agencies such as the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Today’s announcement continues the governor’s commitment to making Illinois government more accountable, transparent and effective.
“Carrie Hightman has contributed a significant amount to thousands of students and I thank her for her service to the state of Illinois,” Governor Quinn said. “Lindsay Anderson is a talented public servant who will work hard to improve higher education in Illinois, and encourage our young residents to pursue post secondary schooling, which will strengthen Illinois’ economy.”
Anderson most recently served as a Senior Advisor to Governor Quinn and as Chair of the Illinois Campaign finance Reform Task Force. Prior to thos